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Mists of Avalon 
Sex Slave 
Slayer 
Spare Rib 
Sport Climber's Demise, The 
Sword In The Stone 
Tunnel of Love 

First Tier 


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Description 

The First Tier of Avalon lies a short distance above the creek. It is home to some good sport routes, including Sword In The Stone (10), Mists of Avalon (10a), Iron Maiden (9+), Slayer (10b), Body Count (11a), and Marquis de Sade (10d).

The First Tier is split into a lower (R) and upper (L) level.

Routes on the lower level, from R->L (as you approach from the trail):

J. Catch and Release, 12, 1p, 90', 8 bolts. Arete on the R.
I. Mists of Avalon, 10-, 1p, 90', 8 bolts. Face to roof and slab.
H. Spare Rib, 10, 1p, gear. Face to roof & crack.
G. Sword In The Stone, 9, 1p, 70', 7 bolts. Face to an arete.

Walk up a path to the left about 100' to get to the upper level of the First Tier.

Routes on the upper level, from L->R:

A. Sex Slave, 10, 1p, 55', gear & 4 bolts. Thin crack & face.
B. Iron Maiden, 9+, 1p, 70', 8 bolts. R-facing corner & roofs.
C. Slayer, 10, 1p, 70', 7 bolts. Blocky bulge to roof.
D. Body Count, 11-, 1p, 60', 6 bolts. Steep face to roof.
E. Marquis de Sade, 10, 1p, 60', 7 bolts. Steep face to thin crack & roof.
F1. Tunnel of Love, 9+, 1p, 100', gear. R-angling hand crack to chockstone tunnel.
F2. The Anti-Sport, 10+, 1p, 100', gear.
G. The Sport Climber's Demise, 10+, 1p, 70', gear.

Continuing up the path left of Sex Slave will take you up to the Second Tier, at the left side of Tarot Wall.

See the Beta Photo for details.


Getting There 

If you crossed the creek at the Tyrolean, go a short way up the talus field, and angle left to the base of the wall.

If you waded across the creek downstream from the Tyrolean, take a path up and right through the woods to the base of the wall near The Mists of Avalon.


12 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Tier:
Sword In The Stone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mists of Avalon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Spare Rib   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Slayer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Marquis de Sade   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Anti-Sport   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
The Sport Climber's Demise   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Body Count   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Bruce Hildenbrand moving onto the arete on the first ascent.

Sword In The Stone 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Tier
Sword In The Stone is a cool new sport route on the First Tier of Avalon. It climbs the face and knife-edge arete left of Mists of Avalon.Start 25' left of Mists of Avalon, below some broken slabs with loose rock. Scramble up the slabs to a ledge below a small overhang. Climb up and left past three bolts (cracked horizontal hold in here) and several small overhangs to a stance at the base of the arete. Work up the knife-edge arete (crux) past three more bolts to a bulge. Clip a final bolt and cru...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The First Tier and Tarot Wall areas of Avalon.
BETA PHOTO: The First Tier and Tarot Wall areas of Avalon.
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